Saturday, May 8, 2010

When you thought I wasn't looking. . . a forward .

One of my dear friends, who is not only a great mother, she is an inspiration to me and so many others, has sent me a forward that is actually worth reading and I wanted to share it with you. Hope you were touched as I was.

A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.?

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make ameal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take careof our house and everyone in it, and I learned we haveto take care of what we are given..

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how youhandled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears comefrom your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.Speak kindly...Leave the rest to God.

11 comments:

Tylaine said...

Yes what a beautiful reminder that our kids do pick up on everything we do and our always watching us even when we think they are not. :)

The Activity Mom said...

LOVE that! Totally tearing up over here. =)
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Brandi said...

Awww, *sniff* I'm too hormonal right now to read stuff like that. So sweet. :)

Natalie said...

I love this! If it's okay with you, I'd like to send people here to read it tomorrow as part of my Mother's Day post :) Let me know if it's okay!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I totally love this! Keep your eyes peeled this looks like it will be one of my great posts of the week next week.

Stopping from Mom Loop to follow.

Messy Mommy said...

So sweet.

Your blog design is ADORABLE!

Angie said...

Beautiful!!! Got me all teary-eyed. Being a momma is sooo special :)

bbcd mama said...

So poignant! A great post! my mom asks me sometimes how i learned some things, and i always tell her it's because that's how she and my dad were, and we, as kids, noticed!

Lindsay said...

aww thanks for posting this! So sweet!

Helene said...

I loved that!! Such a good reminder that our kids are always watching and learning from us!

Hope you're having a wonderful mother's Day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This post was selected as one of my great posts of the week. Here is the link to my post: http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2010/05/great-posts-i-came-across-this-week-may_15.html